If shown a map of Mesopotamia, and Egypt you should be able to correctly label the following: Lower Egypt, upper Egypt, Asia minor,Mediterranean sea, black sea, Persian gulf, Red sea, Nile River, Tigris and Euphrates river, Sumer, Babylon
Review the primary characteristics of a civilization (there are 9)
What are the geographic characteristics of Mesopotamia?
How did the geography of Meso. shape their development? (positives and negatives for living in this region)
How did the rivers shape their views on religion?
What type of event was happening in the Epic of Gilgamesh? How did geo. impact their religion?
What is the purpose of a government?
How was early Sumerian government reflective of a democracy?
How did Sumerian kings try to change their status to become more powerful?
How did kings use propaganda to increase their power?
What types of advancements are credited to the Mesopotamians?
How does cuneiform inform us about Sumerian culture?
How did Mesopotamians use writing?
How did cuneiform influence the development of Mesopotamian society?
What were Hammurabi’s laws?
Why did people follow his laws?
How did Hammurabi respond to criminal/civil disputes? (know the arguments for and against)
Why was it important for city states under Babylonian rule to have the same written laws?
Besides Sumer and Babylon, what other societies/groups existed in Mesopotamia? You should also know about WHEN they existed. (i.e. did Persians come before the Hittites, etc).
How did Persians, Hittites, Assyrians and Phoenicians impact the ancient world? (What did they contribute)? How did Phoenicians improve writing? How did the Phoenicians promote cultural diffusion?
How did the deserts and Mediterranean sea impact Ancient Egypt?
What was the Egyptians’ attitude towards the Nile? How did this influence their relationship with their religion?
Why did people settle near the Nile?
How did Egyptians control the flooding?
What types of religious beliefs did Egyptians follow?
How did moral polytheism influence their behavior?
How did religion help Egypt progress architecturally? With engineering? With art? Scientifically?
What were the social standings that existed in Ancient Egypt?
How was power set up in Ancient Egypt?
Why did kings tolerate regional power centers?
How did kings limit regional power?
What types of advancements were made because of this strict social structure?
Be able to describe 1 achievement for each of Egypt’s three kingdoms.
How did Akenaten try to alter religious life in Ancient Egypt?’
What is balance of power? What is a sphere of influence?
How did the quest for spheres of influence affect relations between Hittites and Egyptians?